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Steel standards for architects, designers: The Specification podcast


“There’s a common misconception that steel is steel. And it’s not: there are various different grades. You need to make sure you are getting the right grade, because the codes are fairly explicit: if you don’t get the right grade, you’ve got to design it for half the strength. You’ve got to downrate your structure if you are not getting the right capacity.”

In Episode 33 of The Specification podcast, ACRS Executive Director Andrew Wheeler, joins Joe Vu and Laurence Ritchie to talk about ACRS’ role, the structural and reinforcing steel supply chain, and what designers and builders need to consider when specifying steel and inspecting sites.

Listen to The Specification podcast via your preferred podcast app, on Apple Podcasts or on Spotify.

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